One could be forgiven thinking Matthew 2 reads like a spy thriller. Joseph is having to move his young family, Mary and baby Jesus, so as to stay out of reach of the tyrant king Herod. But, is there possibly a less obvious message in this tax-collector-turned-Christian’s account of events?
The world is quick to scoff at the Christian faith. Matthew’s account of events shows Joseph’s life asking a vital question: When accepting Jesus Christ as saviour, are you brave enough to tick the little ‘checkbox’ alongside “I Accept The Terms & Conditions”, to accept the scandal, to take the
Boring! Of course, your ‘contacts’ list is not boring, they’re friends! But, seriously, a list of Jewish Biblical names can be nothing but boring; except maybe the name ‘Christ’. So, why is He mentioned amidst these sinful men? Nothing to do with needing to be on Christ’s list of friends,
If Christians are deluded believing what they do, what have they lost? Excuses have run out, and it’s time to accept the cold fact that Christians are on to something in believing Jesus is the Messiah, the only One who can save and thus grant a life in Heaven. The
“Fight!….Fight!….Fight!….Fight!….” No, these are not chants from behind the schoolyard shed; these are the chants of a fallen world against that chap called Jesus, you know, who some have made into a legend, others call a liar, and some even brass-necked enough to call a lunatic. It’s time to decide:
There is significantly less proof that Julius Caesar walked the earth than there is verifying Jesus in human form. Yet, there are still those who claim Jesus is a mere figment of our warped imagination. Really? Are all the accredited professors of ancient history also grossly deluded? Are you ready
“O Little, Blink-And-You-Miss-It, Insignificant, More-Village-Than-Town, Bethlehem“… Instead of Jerusalem, it is out of this not-even-worthy-of-the-ink-used-to-show-it-on-a-map kind of place that God worked an amazing miracle. Could He do the same out of your weaknesses?